Learn to craft a legal argument. Compete in tournaments across the country. And join one of the most successful student organizations on Furman's campus.
Become a member of Furman's award-winning mock trial team.
Each year, we field three teams to compete in intercollegiate mock trial tournaments throughout the United States. Our program has 30 to 35 participants, and offers our members an enhanced appreciation for trial advocacy. If you're interested in becoming a member, join us for an audition in the fall semester.
Benefits of participation
Our program isn't just for pre-law students. Whether you're considering a career in medicine or the financial world, our mock trial program offers benefits that go beyond the courtroom:
- Improve your critical and analytical thinking skills.
- Polish your communication and public speaking skills.
- Learn how to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Each week, our students generally spend five to six hours preparing for upcoming tournaments. Our teams also compete in as many as 10 tournaments during the academic year. If you have a large number of extracurricular activities, it may be difficult to fully commit to the mock trial program.
How much does it cost to participate?
We are generously funded by Furman's Student Government Association and the University. Those monies, however, do not cover all costs associated with the team’s extensive travel schedule. Students are assessed fees ranging from $75 to $150 per tournament. Some tournaments, like Furman's Bell Tower Tournament, have no added cost.
Interested in becoming a member of the mock trial team? Each fall, we hold open auditions for Furman students. Contact us to learn about the next audition.